The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Americans concluding by the 1780s?
(a) That mercantile colonialism had been a working model before the revolution.
(b) That there was too much power in the federal government.
(c) That the federal executive was too weak.
(d) That representation could have been earned without warfare.

2. Why did delegates argue for a judicial veto power?
(a) To protect small states.
(b) To correct bad laws.
(c) To prevent corruption.
(d) To prevent bad executive judgment.

3. What thoughts did Mr. Madison express on the topic of elections during debate at the convention?
(a) He said that elections are essential for free government.
(b) He said that elections could be bought too easily to be trusted.
(c) He said that elections are a step in dissolving government.
(d) He said that elections are too important to trust to the people.

4. Alexander Hamilton gave a speech that expressed what value?
(a) The value of low tariffs.
(b) The value of a strong federal government.
(c) The value of abolishing slavery.
(d) The value of independent states.

5. What was the original proposal for the residency requirement for citizenship?
(a) 7 years residence.
(b) 2 years residence.
(c) American birth.
(d) 14 years residence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mr. Williamson advocate for the term length on the election or appointment of the executive?

2. What were supporters of the residency requirement for citizenship afraid of?

3. What did Virginia propose in its ratification process?

4. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?

5. What happened to the motion not to give government officers salaries?

(see the answer key)

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